WordPress Tutorials: WordPress-Backup&Restore
In this lesson, we will study how to Backup & Restore files and databases in WordPress. In WordPress, there are two parts of backing up such as:
- WordPress Files Backup
- WordPress Database Backup
- WordPress Files Restore
- WordPress Database Restore
WordPress Files Backup
To get the backup files of WordPress, you need to install FileZilla Client on your system.
Following are the simple steps used for files backup operation in WordPress:
Step-1: Open the FileZilla Client.
Step-2: Enter the Host, Username, Password, and Port-like you have used to log-in to your cPanel.
After filling all the fields, click on the Quickconnect button.
Step-3: You will get all files and folders of your WordPress site on the right side.
Step-4: Select all the files and folders and right-click on the mouse and click on Download.
After downloading the WordPress files from cPanel, it will be saved on your system.
WordPress Tutorials: WordPress Database Backup
Following are the simple steps for database backup in WordPress:
Step-1: Type the path http://localhost/phpmyadmin in your browser. You will get the following screen.
Step-2: Click on the database name ‘WordPress’ which you have created for WordPress.
Step-3: After clicking on the database WordPress, it will open the following page. Click on the Export tab.
Step-4: You will get two methods to export the database i.e. Quick and Custom. Select any one of the methods and click on the Go button.
After exporting the database file, it will get saved on your system.
Restoring WordPress Files
Following are the simple steps used to restore the files in WordPress using FTP:
Step-1: Open the FileZilla Client and log in to your site using FTP.
Step-2: Open the local directory in FTP and upload all WordPress files to your website.
Step-3: Then, go to your WordPress folder → wp-config.php file. Copy and rename the wp-config.php file before editing, in case of some mistake you can restore this file back.
Open the wp-config.php file and locate the following code.
Replace the db_name with your database name which you have created.
Replace the db_user with your username of MySql.
Replace the db_password with your password of MySql.
Save your wp-config file after editing and upload it to your WordPress site through FTP.
Restoring WordPress Database
Following are the steps used to restore the database in WordPress −
Step-1: Type the path http://localhost/phpmyadmin in the browser.
You can create a new database or import your backup in the existing database.
Here we’ll create a new database name, i.e., new_wordpress and click on Create button.
Step-2: You can view your created database as shown in the following screen. Click on the database name new_wordpress.
Step-3: Click on import.
Step-4: Click on the Choose File button to select the backup file from your system. After uploading the SQL file, select format as SQL.
Click on the Go button.
Step-5: Once you click on Go, you will get a message after the SQL file is uploaded successfully.